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Obituary: Patsy Beall, 79, industry activist


November 25, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Patsy Beall, a plastics industry activist who worked alongside her husband of 61 years, product designer Glenn Beall, passed away Nov. 22.

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SPE honors Patsy Beall


November 19, 2014 2:40 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers inducted SPE activist Patsy Beall as an honorary member, at a dinner Nov. 15 in Gurnee, Ill.

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Category winners announced for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards


November 17, 2014 3:13 pm ET

DETROIT —The Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division has announced the category winners for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards. SPE honored the winners at its 44th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala Nov. 12.

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Mustang's 'active glove box' carries Ford to top SPE award


November 13, 2014 8:16 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has been named the winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards for its injection molded knee airbag/glove box system. The system, which appears in the 2015 Mustang, is an industry first, the company...

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Speaker: Blow molding demand for PP, HDPE should grow


November 6, 2014 9:32 am ET

U.S. blow molding demand for polypropylene and high density polyethylene should grow this year over the 2013 levels, Joel Morales, polyolefins director at IHS Chemical said at the SPE Blow Molding Conference.

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SPE Hall of Fame winner is a classic part on a classic car


November 4, 2014 12:30 pm ET

ABC Group Inc. can celebrate its 40th anniversary with an award for one of its early breakthrough blow molding technologies.

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Finalists named for 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards


October 30, 2014 11:00 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division has selected finalists for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards competition. Category winners and the grand winner will be announced during the Innovation Awards & Gala Nov. 12 in Livonia, Mich.

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Plastics Pioneers Association names four new members


October 24, 2014 1:33 pm ET

MCHENRY, ILL. — The Plastics Pioneers Association has elected four new members: John Beaumont, Joseph Bennett, James Johnson and Dennis Meade.

Blow mold maker adding laser cladding


October 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Blow molds need to be strengthened at points that wear, and an official of Canadian blow mold maker Garrtech Inc. said laser cladding can replace standard beryllium copper inserts.

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PET bottles, flasks and an HDPE cooler take top honors in blow molding


October 23, 2014 2:39 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Blow Molding Division presented awards to packaging innovations like triangular bottles, flask containers for Jack Daniels, an industrial products line a game table and a giant ice cooler.

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